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State Needs More Than Just Cap And Trade

Dan Jacobson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Dan Jacobson

This week, the California Air Resources Board released new regulations to extend the Cap and Trade program that began in 2006 -- a move that will help bolster the governor's plan to keep California on a path toward clean energy and climate leadership.

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewar...

The Atlantic Isn't Enough: It's Time to End All New Offshore Drilling

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Sure it's worth celebrating but don't pop the champagne just yet. If we're going to truly begin tackling the climate crisis (and protect wildlife and coastal communities from oil spills) we need to halt all new offshore drilling.

'Knee-deep in Blood': Protestors Disrupt New Orleans Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Prognosticate a Frightening Future

Justin Nobel | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Justin Nobel

As the protestors protested, for the better part of an hour, the oil men and oil women, dressed in suits of blue and gray, sat back in their folding chairs and tap-tapped on their smart phones, while drinking the complimentary coffee and looking nonplused.

Is This the Most Bullish News for Oil Since 2014?

Oilprice.com | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Oilprice.com

It announced that it will not maintain any active rigs in the Bakken shale region in 2016 and also announced production cuts of 15-20 percent and a capital spending reduction of 80 percent.

Drilling in Big Cypress: Rejected Bush Plan to Purchase Florida Mineral Rights Looks Genius in Retrospect

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

My how perspective changes! On May, 29th 2002, President George W. Bush and his brother, then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, proposed the federal purchase...

Oil & Gas Producers' Profitability Is Down

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

In addition to slower revenue growth and cascading margins, liquidity is another area of softness to watch in the oil and gas industry.

300 Coastal Businesses Say No to Atlantic Drilling

Margie Alt | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

Since January, when Obama's Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management announced its proposal to allow drilling leases off the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Georgia beginning in 2017, opposition to the dangerous plan has mounted.

Why President Roosevelt Is Turning Over In His Grave At Our Neglect Of Public Lands

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The widespread exploitation of our natural resources coincides and is closely tied to the distress of our planet writhing under massive droughts, wildfires, glacial melting, animal die-offs and human displacement. Our general response seems to be one big shrug.

Arctic Reality

Michael Brune | Posted 09.05.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.

Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.20.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.

Kate Sheppard

Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

In Santa Barbara, California, a major oil spill has shut down beaches just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, with as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spill...

Dear God, Please Just Say No to Governor Jindal

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Dear God, if you are listening to Governor Jindal's prayers asking if he should run for president, please just say, "No." Louisiana cannot afford his ambitions anymore.

Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling Endeavor

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green

(Updates with details from kayak protest) By Bryan Cohen and Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of ...

New Hope for Tres Ríos -- A New Plan From BLM

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Although Mesa Verde is off limits, I had visions of an unbridled takeover of nearly every place else by the industry, with well pads, derricks and storage tanks overwhelming the beauty of that Colorado landscape. I had fears of the underground effects of fracking on the aquifers, with natural gas and benzene rising up through the streams, poisoning the trout.

Shell Oil Rig Arrives In Seattle Amid Fierce Outcry

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration ...

Obama To Impose Major New Regulations On Offshore Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent t...

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Is This Fracking Industry Flak Playing Both Sides?

Jesse Coleman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

In an investigation into the funding of the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) work on oil and gas regulation, Inside Climate News discovered that a key EDF funder had hired FTI Consulting's David Blackmon to promote fracking regulations. Unbeknownst to his employer, Blackmon is a longtime oil industry consultant who is paid to oppose regulation of the fracking industry.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first rul...

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.

Green-Lighting the Oil Companies

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

These last years have been a grizzly tale of the expansion of American oil and natural gas exploration, and drilling from the fracking fields of Texas and North Dakota to the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico.

Hermosa Beach -- Remember When -- Beach Boys

Woodrow Clark | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Woodrow Clark

The beach community attracted post World War II "baby boomers" who surfed and tanned in their bikinis and hot cars. John DeLorean brought the GTO car from GM and started a new market for America. Today, things are the same with one BIG difference.

Peak Oil Revisited

Peter Neill | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In recent weeks, we have seen the cancellation of industry plans to exploit the Arctic and Antarctic, build new pipelines, and force financial dependence on a single source of supply. At $50 a barrel, the justifying prediction of continuous exorbitant profit make no sense. It is an incredible opportunity for change.